What does qualify mean?

Definitions for qualify
ˈkwɒl əˌfaɪqual·i·fy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word qualify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. qualify, measure up(verb)

    prove capable or fit; meet requirements

  2. qualify(verb)

    pronounce fit or able

    "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"

  3. qualify, restrict(verb)

    make more specific

    "qualify these remarks"

  4. qualify, dispose(verb)

    make fit or prepared

    "Your education qualifies you for this job"

  5. stipulate, qualify, condition, specify(verb)

    specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement

    "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"

  6. qualify, characterize, characterise(verb)

    describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

    "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

  7. modify, qualify(verb)

    add a modifier to a constituent

Wiktionary

  1. qualify(Noun)

    An instance of throwing and catching each prop at least twice.

  2. qualify(Verb)

    To describe or characterize something by listing its qualities.

  3. qualify(Verb)

    To make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task.

  4. qualify(Verb)

    To certify or license someone for something.

  5. qualify(Verb)

    To modify, limit, restrict or moderate something; especially to add conditions or requirements for an assertion to be true.

  6. qualify(Verb)

    To mitigate, alleviate (something); to make less disagreeable.

  7. qualify(Verb)

    To compete successfully in some stage of a competition and become eligible for the next stage

  8. qualify(Verb)

    To throw and catch each object at least twice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Qualify(verb)

    to make such as is required; to give added or requisite qualities to; to fit, as for a place, office, occupation, or character; to furnish with the knowledge, skill, or other accomplishment necessary for a purpose; to make capable, as of an employment or privilege; to supply with legal power or capacity

  2. Qualify(verb)

    to give individual quality to; to modulate; to vary; to regulate

  3. Qualify(verb)

    to reduce from a general, undefined, or comprehensive form, to particular or restricted form; to modify; to limit; to restrict; to restrain; as, to qualify a statement, claim, or proposition

  4. Qualify(verb)

    hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength of, as liquors

  5. Qualify(verb)

    to soothe; to cure; -- said of persons

  6. Qualify(verb)

    to be or become qualified; to be fit, as for an office or employment

  7. Qualify(verb)

    to obtain legal power or capacity by taking the oath, or complying with the forms required, on assuming an office

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Qualify

    kwol′i-fī, v.t. to render capable or suitable: to furnish with legal power: to limit by modifications: to soften: to abate: to reduce the strength of: to vary: (Scots law) to prove, confirm.—v.i. to take the necessary steps to fit one's self for a certain position.—adj. Qual′ifiable.—ns. Qualificā′tion, that which qualifies: a quality that fits a person for a place, &c.: (logic) the attaching of quality, or the distinction of affirmative and negative, to a term: abatement: (Shak.) pacification; Qual′ificātive, that which qualifies, modifies, or restricts: a qualifying term or statement; Qual′ificātor (R.C.), one who prepares ecclesiastical causes for trial.—adj. Qual′ificātory.—p.adj. Qual′ified, fitted: competent: modified: limited.—adv. Qual′ifiedly.—ns. Qual′ifiedness; Qual′ifier.—adj. Qual′ifying.—Property qualification, the holding of a certain amount of property as a condition to the right of suffrage, &c. [Fr.,—Low L. qualificāre—L. qualis, of what sort, facĕre, to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. qualify

    The capacity and ability to act and do and have the accurate and specific proof of that ability.

    She did qualify for the Director job and achieved so much.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'qualify' in Verbs Frequency: #568

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualify in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of qualify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of qualify in a Sentence

  1. American Red Cross:

    This initiative is still new and the Red Cross along with our industry partners are working around-the-clock to identify, qualify and collect more convalescent plasma donations to meet urgent patient needs in this rapidly changing environment, we expect to significantly increase collections in the coming days and weeks.

  2. Joseph Strasburg:

    Owners recognize and support the need to help tenants without sufficient financial resources to pay rent due to job loss or health circumstances. However, this proposed bill extends the eviction moratorium for residential tenants based on the submission of a simple declaration of financial hardship without proving such hardship caused by COVID-related job loss or income reduction, with no requirement of proof that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected their income, and no income limitation to qualify for eviction protection, a tenant whose household income went from a half-million dollars to $250,000 would qualify for eviction protection by declaring that their income has been significantly reduced.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Before becoming a notable writer, one studies and reads the classic and academic writings to qualify such a level of notability and authenticity.

  4. Pablo Rodriguez:

    Get the facts and make a decision based on the right facts, before leaving your jobs and taking your children out of school and going up there hoping to stay there forever, because if you don’t qualify … you will be returned -- and in this case not the United States. You will have lost your status and would be returned to your country of origin.

  5. Erin Lantz:

    The people who won't be able to qualify are not in a great spot.

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